College of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Jill Davis

Email: jdavis131@uco.edu

Phone: (405) 974-5134

Office: LIB 131B

Box: 127

General Information

Dr. Jill Davis joined the UCO Department of Curriculum and Instruction as assistant professor in academic year 2015-2016. Prior to UCO, she taught pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and in a K-1 multiage classroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While teaching, she earned her National Board Certification. Her honors are many and include Oklahoma Early Childhood Educator of the Year and Teacher of the Year at Kendall-Whittier Elementary in Tulsa. Davis’ research interests include advocacy, teacher autonomy, early childhood teacher education and constructivist teaching practices. She has taken her research and classroom experiences and presented at the international, national, state and local levels. Currently, Davis’ research focuses on the advocacy experiences of pre-service teachers. She was awarded a doctorate from The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa.